Dales | Facts & Information

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Dales | Discover Fascinating Facts and Information About Dales


Origin: United Kingdom

Height: 142-147cm

Weight: 400-450kg

Colors: black, brown, gry, White

Used in: jumping, cross, riding

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Dales ponies have been present and used in those areas since Roman times. Excavations have revealed evidence that they were used by a tribe called the "pennies" (mounted warriors).

Then they were used by the inhabitants in mining. Each pony had a 250kg "baggage" of Lead Mining.

The Dales Pony is native to the United Kingdom, particularly in marshy and mountainous areas. They are known today for their strength , endurance, courage, intelligence and especially good mood.

Their history is closely linked to the lead mining history of the Dales field in England. Originally it was a working pony descended from several breeds.

Today it is used for various activities, but their number has reduced so much that it is on the verge of extinction.

The Dales Pony (Equus ferus caballus) is a species of bird in the family Dales.

Dales Appearance

The breed has a height of 142 to 147cm. The head is straight, the muzzle is fine and the ears are straight. The body is rather short, but like the muscular neck.

The legs have hard and dense, strong bones with clearly defined tendons. Most of them are black, but colors like black, gray, white, etc.are also accepted.

The only markings allowed are a star on the forehead or a near-sized spot (similar or part of the star).

On the hind legs there may be traces of white color, the rest of the specimens with white markings are registered in another register.

Dales Behavior

They have a combined energy with a very high power despite their size. They can carry weights or large objects over long distances without too much trouble.

This made them ideal for endurance riding; they can carry beginners, adults or children on any kind of terrain and long distances without any problem.

These ponies have their personality, being very lively, many of them playing and even working hard at the age of twenty. It is not uncommon for mares in their twenties to still make foals.

They have a big heart and will do whatever is asked of them. In Britain they are preferred for riding not only because of their strength but also because of their extraordinarily gentle and wonderful temperament.

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